GOR Running Festival & 2020 Grants

2020 has been a year like no other. Ordinarily at this time of year we would be distributing funds to local organisations from money raised through the Great Ocean Road Running Festival. But we must stay positive and look forward to the next event when we will help IMG (the event organisers) make it bigger and better.

Sadly, this year we will not be calling for grant applications. The funds ordinarily set aside for grants have been used for rent relief for Apollo Bay Opportunity Shop (owned by The Foundation) and giving a further $30k to the Aquatic Centre to make our total contribution $60k for this wonderful community project. We would have loved to have matched the $36k that we granted to the community last year but alas, it was not meant to be.

It’s now time to look forward to the completion of the Aquatic Centre where we can celebrate the successes of our wonderful town of Apollo Bay.

How can we support you?

We are not hibernating.  We, as Trustees, would love to know if you have a health initiative that needs support.

Please contact us at info@abhealthfoundation.org. You never know, we might just be able to help.

2019 Annual General Meeting

3pm, Saturday 9th November 2019
Captains at the Bay
21 Pascoe Street, Apollo Bay

We cordially invite everyone to join us at Captains at the Bay for our AGM followed by refreshments.

We will be presenting and acknowledging Grants totalling $59,168 for the year ended 30 June 2019.

We will also be acknowledging the distribution of $34,900 made to organisations who made a significant contribution to the successful Great Ocean Road Running Festival in May this year.

Our Grants, including funding of new projects within our district, would not be possible without the support of our Members and the generous bequests left to the Health Foundation. We encourage everyone to consider making a bequest to the Apollo Bay and District Health Foundation to enable us to continue supporting the community, now and in the future.

We are also very pleased to advise that our Guest speaker this year is Brian Humphries. Brian will give an update on the progress of the new Aquatic Centre for which the Health Foundation is a major donor.

Craig Buckingham, Acting Chairman

Call for Grants 2019

The Foundation is pleased to call for Applications for 2019 Grants from complying organisations in our catchment area.

To qualify for consideration for a grant the applying organisation must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a not for profit organisation.
  • The project must fall within the geographical boundaries of the AB&DHF. The district can be regarded generally as extending approximately from Wye River through Apollo Bay to Lavers Hill and from the coast to the line drawn from Lavers Hill to Forrest.
  • Must fall within the charter of activities supported by the Foundation.

Important Note: When reviewing grants we give precedence to grant applications which have health outcomes as the primary objective – not as a secondary by-product of a project which has a primary objective other than health.

Please see the Charter of Supported Activities for further details and Past Grants for examples of previous successful grants.

Detailed grant applications must be submitted by the closing date of Friday 19th July, 2019. Applications must be made on the AB&DHF Grant Application form supported by a detailed project description and costing.

Applications to:
Grants Committee
Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation Inc.
Email: info@abhealthfoundation.org
Mail: PO Box 140, Apollo Bay VIC 3233

AB&DHF Grant Application form

Charter of Supported Activities

Past grants allocated by the Health Foundation

2018 ABDHF Wrap Up

The 18th Annual General Meeting of the Foundation was held on 10th November 2018 at Captains at the Bay, and 30 members and supporters attended. Members were advised that Foundation grants to local organisations for the year were $43,712. The major grant was to Ambulance Victoria – Apollo Bay branch for $15,000 for cardiac arrest survival equipment. In addition, $10,000 was donated to Otway Health as a grant toward their reorganisation of GP facilities in Apollo Bay. A further grant of $10,000 was made to the Apollo Bay Community Pool project. The Foundation is the largest single donor to this programme with a three-year commitment of $30,000. $20,000 has been paid with a further $10,000 to be paid in July this year. The Foundation has since inception, distributed over $350,000 by way of grants to the community.

The Foundation is also the principal charity for the Great Ocean Road Running Festival and $34,000 was distributed this year to local organisations who provided volunteers for the event. Distributions to the community since the Foundation became the principal charity total $202,000.

At the Annual General Meeting the following Trustees were re-elected – Ian Manton (currently Chairman), John Curry and Andrew Gardiner.

At 30 June 2018 the Foundation had assets of nearly $1.2 million including ownership of the Second Sails Opportunity shop.

The guest speaker at the AGM was Inspector Trevor Cornwall, Ballarat Police Local Area Command, who spoke on drugs and alcohol and their negative impact on the health and well-being of the community. We are grateful to Duncan and Anna at Captains at the Bay for providing a great space for us to hold our AGM.

We are looking forward to the events for 2019; stay tuned for our 20 Year Anniversary celebration, music events and the 2019 GOR Running Festival on 18-19 May.

Call for Grants 2018

The Foundation is pleased to call for Applications for 2018 Grants from complying organisations in our catchment area.

To qualify for consideration for a grant the applying organisation must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a not for profit organisation.
  • The project must fall within the geographical boundaries of the AB&DHF. The district can be regarded generally as extending approximately from Wye River through Apollo Bay to Lavers Hill and from the coast to the line drawn from Lavers Hill to Forrest.
  • Must fall within the charter of activities supported by the Foundation.

Important Note:B When reviewing grants we give precedence to grant applications which have health outcomes as the primary objective – not as a secondary by-product of a project which has a primary objective other than health.

Detailed grant applications must be submitted by the closing date of 31st August, 2018.B Applications must be made on the AB&DHF Grant Application form supported by a detailed project description and costing.

Applications to: Grants Committee Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation Inc. PO Box 140 Apollo Bay B VIC B 3233 or email toB info@abhealthfoundation.orgB ABN 48 605 122 377 ABDHF Grant Aapplication 2018 Charter of Supported Activities Past grants allocated by the Health Foundation

2017 Annual General Meeting

3pm – Saturday, 11th November, 2017 at Captain’s at the Bay

Notice is hereby given that the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation Inc.B will be held on Saturday 11thB November 2017 at Captain’s at the Bay at 3pm.

We will be presenting Grants totalling $22,984 from Health Foundation funds for the year ended 30 June 2017.B We will also be acknowledging grants of $42,000 made to organisations who made a significant contribution to the successful Great Ocean Road Marathon in May this year.

Our Grants, including funding of new projects within our district, would not be possible without the support of our Members and the generous bequests left to the Health Foundation. We encourage everyone to consider making a bequest to the Apollo Bay and District Foundation to enable us to continue supporting the community, now and in the future.

We are also very pleased to advise that our Guest speaker this year isB Brad Pickering, Nurse Practioner at Otway Health.

We cordially invite you to join us for the AGM followed by refreshments.

Yours sincerely, Ian Manton Chairman]]>

2017 Call for Grant Applications

To qualify for consideration for a grant the applying organisation must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a not for profit organisation.
  • The project must fall within the geographical boundaries of the AB&DHF.B The district can be regarded generally as extending approximately from Wye River through Apollo Bay to Lavers Hill and from the coast to the line drawn from Lavers Hill to Forrest.
  • Must fall within the charter of activities supported by the Foundation.

Important Note:B When reviewing grants we give precedence to grant applications which have health outcomes as the primary objective – not as a secondary by-product of a project which has a primary objective other than health.

Detailed grant applications must be submitted by theB closing date of B 31st July, 2017.B Applications must be made on the AB&DHF Grant Application form supported by a detailed project description and costing.

Applications to: Grants Committee Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation Inc. PO Box 140 Apollo Bay B VIC B 3233 or email toB info@abhealthfoundation.orgB Phone enquiries: 0418 276 812 Endorsed Charitable Institution ABN 48 605 122 377 2017 ABDHF Grant Application Charter of Supported Activities Past grants allocated by the Health Foundation]]>

2016 Annual General Meeting

3pm – Saturday, 12th November, 2016 at the Apollo Bay Community Centre

Notice is hereby given that the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation Inc.B will be held on Saturday 12th November 2016 at the Apollo Bay Community Centre, 4 Whelan St, Apollo Bay (formerly Senior Citizens) at 3pm. Please note change of venue.

We will be presenting Grants totalling $43,510 from Health Foundation funds for the year ended 30 June 2016.B We will also be acknowledging grants of $45,000 made to organisations who made a significant contribution to the successful Great Ocean Road Marathon in May this year.

Our Grants, including funding of new projects within our district, would not be possible without the support of our Members and the generous bequests left to the Health Foundation. We encourage everyone to consider making a bequest to the Apollo Bay and District Foundation to enable us to continue supporting the community, now and in the future.

We are also very pleased to advise that our Guest speaker this year is Julie Sestan, CEO Community Care Chemist

We cordially invite you to join us at Captains at the Bay, 21 Pascoe Street, Apollo Bay for the AGM followed by refreshments.

Yours sincerely, Ian Manton Chairman]]>

2016 Call for Grant Applications

To qualify for consideration for a grant the applying organisation must meet the following conditions:

  • Be a not for profit organisation.
  • The project must fall within the geographical boundaries of the AB&DHF.B The district can be regarded generally as extending approximately from Wye River through Apollo Bay to Lavers Hill and from the coast to the line drawn from Lavers Hill to Forrest.
  • Must fall within the charter of activities supported by the Foundation.

Important Note:B When reviewing grants we give precedence to grant applications which have health outcomes as the primary objective – not as a secondary by-product of a project which has a primary objective other than health.

Detailed grant applications must be submitted by the closing date of B 31st August, 2016.B Applications must be made on the AB&DHF Grant Application form supported by a detailed project description and costing.

  Applications to: Grants Committee Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation Inc. PO Box 140 Apollo Bay B VIC B 3233 or email toB info@abhealthfoundation.orgB Phone enquiries: 0418 276 812 Endorsed Charitable Institution ABN 48 605 122 377   2016 Grant Application Form Charter of Supported Activities Past grants allocated by the Health Foundation]]>

The 2016 GMHBA Great Ocean Road Marathonbs HEALTHY COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS

The Apollo Bay & District Health Foundation is pleased and proud to announce that as a result of the fantastic fundraising efforts of the runners, the generosity of our major sponsors and other supporters, enthusiastic volunteering by local groups and individuals, B and the fabulous support of our community, we managed to raise $45,000 through the 2016 GMHBA Great Ocean Road Marathon to distribute back into our community, as follows:

Apollo Bay P-12 College $20,500
Apollo Bay Pre-School $5,000
Apollo Bay Sailing Club $4,000
Wye River CFA $4,000
Wye River SLSC $4,000
Kennett River Assoc $4,500
U3A $3,000
[caption id="attachment_1268" align="alignright" width="494"]Mayor Frank Buchanan and last year's highest fundraiser, Steve Neal, at the Health Foundation Stall Mayor Frank Buchanan and last year’s highest fundraiser, Steve Neal, at the Health Foundation Stall[/caption]

These organisations are always very excited about the amounts being granted to them b& and the Health Foundation is delighted this year to exceed both our 2014 and 2015 distribution totals.

These grants enable our local not-for-profit organisations further enhance their health and wellbeing initiatives and programs, thereby investing back in the local community. The funds also lighten the fundraising burden faced by organisations already struggling to cover rising costs in an atmosphere of reduced government funding.

Health Foundation Chairman, Andrew (Buck) Buchanan said bWe are absolutely delighted with this outcome and hope it will increase the capacity of our community to work together towards shared goals.B Of course, none of this would have been possible without the generosity of our major sponsors, Apollo Bay Bakery, the Apollo Bay Chamber of Commerce and the Apollo Bay Hotel, as well as the support of Otway Health,B Community Care Chemist, Ocean Spray and Grant Day James.b

The Health Foundation is looking forward to working with you again at next yearbs Marathon for the benefit of our local communities along the Great Ocean Road.

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